Eclectica Contemporary2021-09-27T10:27:47+02:00


With an increasing focus on African Art around the world, Eclectica Contemporary aims to present a carefully selected and focused collection of art from the continent that interrogates issues facing us in a globalized world. The art at Eclectica Contemporary often showcases practices and materials from art history but which push these boundaries and explore uncharted territories of representation, technique and theory.

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Eclectica Contemporary sees itself as an African gallery with an international vision. We celebrate the diversity and depth of art making on our continent while aiming to contextualize it for a growing global market.

Our program of exhibitions shows a mix of solo shows by gallery artists alongside curated group shows. In addition, the Eclectica Contemporary exhibition space has facilities for experimental, new media and project-based works.




Truth Be Told

Recorded history is foremost the story of conquerors. Real history is something different. We have invited two multidisciplinary African artists, Williams Chechet (Nigeria) and LegakwanaLeo Makgekgenene (Botswana), to investigate narratives and contested African histories

Neue Times: Pop-Up Exhibition

As Cape Town turns to summer, the art world is warming to a new way of exhibiting the talent popping up all around the city. Opting for events that move on almost as soon

Art X Lagos 2021

Eclectica Contemporary is excited to take part in ART x Lagos 2021 Online. This year’s presentation is a celebration of pan-African expression, showcasing artists from South Africa, Congo, Nigeria, Sudan and Egypt.

FNB Art Joburg 2021: Collective Delusions

Eclectica Contemporary’s presentation for this year’s FNB Art Joburg is a celebration of pan-African creative practice with a focus on color, texture and afrocentric identity. Showcasing artists from the Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt and

Smoking Gun: Ofentse Seshabela Solo Show

Eclectica Contemporary is excited to present Ofentse Seshabela’s second solo exhibition titled Smoking Gun, following his successful solo debut Democrazy in 2020. Seshabela implements the technique of smoke drawing in order to deliberately distort and blur the politically loaded content he has become known for. Through Seshabela’s lens the viewer is invited to engage in a larger conversation of blackness and resistance. 

Smoking Gun: The New World Order

A New World Order refers the group of artists accompanying Ofentse’s work throughout the gallery. Onyis Martin tackles issues of capitalism and housing in Johannesburg, while Asanda Kupa’s distorted figures echoes the streets of the Eastern Cape. Hussein Salim is a painter who uses nostalgia to connect to his homeland in Sudan. Twenty One year old emerging artist Ian Banja is fascinated by everyday fashion and street scenes from Kenya in his struggles series he depicts the everyday obstacles faced by his peers.



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